Dodge County tops Packers

Published 10:45 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Austin's Kirsten Stanek disrupts the play of Dodge County during the second period Tuesday night at Riverside Arena. - Eric Johnson/

The Austin girls hockey team fired off the most shots, but it didn’t matter on the scoreboard as they lost 6-2 to Dodge County in Riverside Arena Tuesday.

The Packers (4-11 overall) fired off 50 shots, but Wildcats goalie Anna Hunter stopped 48 of them. The sophomore has a save percentage of .934 on the season.

“There were some saves she made that I couldn’t believe,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said. “She’s their backbone.”

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Austin fell behind 3-0 early in the second period, but senior forward Valorie Bates knocked in her first career goal to make it 3-1 and Kirsten Stanek finished a powerplay to make it 3-2.

Austin played the game without two of its top defenders as Vanessa Talamantes and Justina Talamantes had a family obligation.

“We had to make some line changes, but we handled it well and we played a good, aggressive game,” Bray said.

Allison Hoban had 30 saves for the Packers.


DC 2 2 2 — 6

Austin 0 2 0 — 2

First period

(D) Ashley Lushinsky (Darby Dodds) 7:11

(D) Emily Gunderson (Emily Mundy) 15:17

Second period

(D) Mundy (Gunderson, Rose Johnson) :08

(A) Valorie Bates (Ashley Arhart, Alex Larson) 1:57

(A) Kirsten Stanek (powerplay) (Carley Grunewald, Larson) 8:30

(D) Dana Rasussen (Kortney Kleber, Darby Dodds) 9:34

Third period

(D) Gunderson (Johnson) 6:38

(D) Dodds (Kleber, Katie Robinson) 8:25

Shots: Austin — 50; Dodge County — 36